Bonucci Informed of Reduced Role by Juventus Brass

Leonardo Bonucci could leave Juventus this summer. The defender has been told that, if he found a destination he liked, the management wouldn’t oppose the transfer, Goal reports.

The Bianconeri plot to lean on younger players, and the captain will not be a starter. Federico Gatti is considered the third piece of the rearguard next to Danilo and Gleison Bremer. Prospects Koni De Winter and Dean Huijsen could stay put. At least one between Daniele Rugani and Alex Sandro could be on his way out.

Bonucci had announced that he would retire once his contract with Juventus expired. He’d like to be a regular to make the Italy squad for the Euro 2024. He has been linked to Sampdoria, but he’d have to drastically reduce his €6.5M wages.

There’s little interest from Serie A at this stage, while some MLS teams inquired. Per La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 36-year-old would still prefer to finish his career in Turin despite the situation. He’ll be back from vacation soon and meet with the hierarchy.

Our Take on Juventus and Bonucci

Not exactly breaking news, as his role already took a nosedive in the past campaign due to injuries and wear and tear. The Bianconeri had already made their choice by signing an elite contributor in his same role. It’s tough to find a fit, if not in much smaller Italian sides.

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